I know a little. Its already available in Europe as far as I know. They have added live probiotic cultures to the powder formula version only (as the high temps used in the manufacturing of liquid formula would kill of the live cultures) but the whole Hipp range will be rebranded as Hipp Organic Combiotic.
The new powdered formula will need to be made with water at around 40-50 degrees so that the live cultures remain intact. So this puts the whole 70c argument out of the window! I emailed Hipp about this and they said that its common practice in Europe to make with cooler water and they have made vast improvements to their manufacturing process above and beyond what it required by law, so risk should be very, very minimal.
We are planning on using the new Hipp formula when baby 3 comes along in november.
Also in the emails they said they are hoping for an August/september release.
Hope this helps. xxxx
Well our babies are due a couple of months after its release so Im sure that if people do have problems with the new formula then they will be identified before our little ones come along. Also its not really "new" per say as its already been released in Europe, it will just be new to the UK market. xxx
Yes from what the person I was emailing at Hipp told me. The whole Hipp milk range is being rebranded as Hipp Organic Combiotic, with new easier to use packaging aswell (with a built in formula leveller etc). Only the powder version will be changing to incorperate the new live culture probiotics though, as the liquid version is high heat treated, so the cultures wouldnt survive. xxx
Here is the email reply I got from Hipp regarding the new formula. xx
Thank you for your e.mail enquiry concerning the forthcoming release of our new HiPP Combiotic range of formula milks.
We have added "friendly bacteria" to the new HiPP formulas to bring the powdered version another step closer to the nutritional composition of breastmilk. These probiotics have been added to our First Infant, Hungry Infant, Follow on and Growing Up Milks - in the powdered formats. They have not been added to the ready to feed milks as unfortunately, the temperatures used to make the ready to feed milks destroy the "friendly bacteria", so it is impossible to add them at the moment. We could add the "friendly bacteria" to the ready to feed milks after the ultra high heat treatment, but then the milks would need to be refrigerated at all times. The Starter Packs are also ready to feeds and therefore will remain the same.
All of our range will now be marketed under the trade mark of "Combiotic" - but only the powdered versions mentioned above will contain the "friendly bacteria".
We are hoping that these milks will be available by the beginning of August - but this does depend on the stock situation of the retailers, but once they have sold through all of our current formulation - then this will be replaced with our Combiotic milks.
We hope we have answered your queries, but if we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us again.
I am originally form austria and have just been on holiday there for 6 weeks! I was breastfeeding my twins before we went there and only gave my son a few bottles of cow and gate! he preferred bottles so I switched him to formula completely after pumping for about 2 weeks.
In austria they don't have c&g so I started using hipp combiotik and ALL he loved it! I was hoping they have it here in the uk when we came back but it was only the hipp organic (normal one) which we are using now and it is perfectly fine, he is enjoying it but has less frequent poos, which makes him a bit fussy, just like th cow and gate did.
I will DEFINITELY start buying the combiotik again once its on the market! I can't wait!
Also, I am planning on breastfeeding my daughter until the they are both 6 months and hope that the combiotik has been released til then!
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